Foreign aid

Migrants wait to be disembarked from the ship operated by German aid group Mission Lifeline, carrying 234 migrants, as it docked at the Valletta port in Malta, after a journey of nearly a week while awaiting permission to make landfall, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Eight European nations agreed to accept the passengers who qualify as refugees. (AP Photo/Jonathan Borg)
June 28, 2018 - 9:50 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Aid groups and opposition lawmakers say the German government lacks compassion and doesn't understand international law, after a migrant recue in the Mediterranean sparked criticism from officials...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, a Yemeni soldier allied to the country's internationally recognized government unslings his machine gun on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's yearslong war between Shiite rebels and a Saudi-led coalition backing its exiled government has escalated with an assault on the insurgent-held port city of Hodeida. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
June 14, 2018 - 10:23 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's exiled government captured a town south of the port city of Hodeida on Thursday as fierce fighting and airstrikes pounded the area on the second day of an offensive to capture the strategic harbor that is the main entry point for food in a...
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Map locates Hodeida, Yemen, where Saudi-led forces began assault; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;
June 13, 2018 - 8:54 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's exiled government began an assault Wednesday on the port city of Hodeida, the main entry point for food in a country already teetering on the brink of famine. The assault on the Red Sea port aims to drive out Iranian-aligned...
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June 07, 2018 - 9:00 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has approved creating an anti-corruption court, a key step toward restoring international financial aid, but it has fired the finance minister who has been an important reform advocate. Ukraine has received only about half of a promised $17.5 billion loan...
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June 01, 2018 - 12:58 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan plans to lend ally Haiti $150 million for infrastructure development in a bid to shore up relations amid a renewed diplomatic onslaught by rival China that has stripped it of two foreign allies in the past month. Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrew Lee said Thursday the...
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A Somali man looks out from a nearby building at the compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Mogadishu, Somalia, Thursday, May 3, 2018. Armed gunmen stormed into the ICRC compound in Somalia's capital and abducted a female staffer, the aid group said Wednesday night, and a senior police official said the nurse was German. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
May 03, 2018 - 12:40 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — As night fell, gunmen sneaked into the International Committee of the Red Cross compound in Somalia's capital through a back door and seized a German nurse and a local colleague before forcing them outside and into a waiting car. The daring attack, carried out despite the...
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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, center, addresses the media together with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, left, and UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Syria Staffan de Mistura during a conference 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region' at the EU Council in Brussels on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
April 25, 2018 - 10:02 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Wednesday pledged an estimated $4.4 billion in humanitarian aid for Syria and neighbors sheltering its refugees in 2018, falling significantly short of the more than $7 billion the United Nations is seeking. An estimated 450,000 people have been killed in...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian civilians with their belongings, fleeing from fighting between the Syrian government forces and rebels, in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, March. 15, 2018. Thousands of civilians streamed out of Hamouria in Syria's besieged, opposition-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing on foot and in pick-up trucks and tractors to government-held territory near the capital, Damascus, according to footage on state-run Syrian television. (SANA via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 12:04 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of civilians streamed out of two besieged enclaves on opposite sides of Syria on Thursday, crossing on foot and in pick-up trucks and tractors to safety after suffering weeks of shelling and bombardment at Turkish and Syrian government forces. At least 10,000 men, women and...
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This photo released Tuesday, March 13, 2018, by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the White Hemets removing a body after airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. The Syrian government and the Russian military have set up a corridor outside eastern Ghouta to arrange the evacuation from the area which is home to some 400,000 people. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 5:23 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria as it marks seven years of war this week (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The International Committee of the Red Cross says a joint convoy bringing aid to thousands of displaced Syrian families has entered the besieged rebel-held region of eastern...
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This photo released by the Syrian Red Crescent, show trucks convoy of the Syrian Red Crescent which carry humanitarian aid to be distributed in Douma, eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Friday March 9, 2018. Relief workers used a brief lull in Damascus' embattled rebel-held suburbs to try and deliver remaining aid left over from a mission earlier in the week but were interrupted by renewed violence shorty after their team entered eastern Ghouta on Friday.(Syrian Red Crescent via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 2:13 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — An aid convoy crossed into the embattled rebel-held suburbs of Damascus Friday, delivering desperately needed aid despite heavy fighting that broke out "extremely close" to the convoy and renewed airstrikes by the Syrian government. The International Committee of the Red Cross said...
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